Skip to comments.New York City’s oldest and largest abortion clinic stops abortions due to pro-life protests
Posted on 10/02/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by NYer
With the autumn 40 Days for Life campaign just underway, this great news provides more evidence that sustained pro-life presence in front of abortion clinics hurts business, whether we think so at the time or not.
From New York Daily News, October 1, comes this article, the title and subtitle of which provides pretty much all the information you need to know: Sunset Park clinic will no longer offer abortions, instead only outpatient surgical care: Protesters drove away doctors and patients, says clinic owner:
A Sunset Park abortion clinic has shut down after Catholic protesters drove away doctors and patients, according to the owner of the clinic.
The Ambulatory Specialty Surgery Center of Brooklyn on 43rd St., closed earlier this month and will reopen in October as a new medical center providing outpatient surgeries, but not abortion.
Catholic leaders claimed the clinics closure after 22 years as a victory for their anti-abortion effort. Abortion advocates said they had never heard of a clinic in the city closing under pressure from protesters .
Lazar said the clinic tried to provide both abortions and other types of procedures, but doctors and patients refused to cross the throngs of religious protesters who tried to convince them not to go in .
The new clinic slated to open as the New York Center for Specialty Surgery under the direction of a California-based medical firm is undergoing renovations.
So far as many as 20 doctors have expressed interest in working at the new clinic a stark difference from as recently as a month ago when Lazar struggled to find doctors willing to work there.
Monsignor Philip Reilly leader of the group the Helpers of Gods Precious Infants said he has gone to the center every week since it first opened to protest the abortions.
Reilly said both he and local Catholics were so happy, a celebration mass was held on Saturday at St. Michaels Church on the same block as the clinic .
Julie Kashner, president of the Brooklyn and Queens chapter of the National Organization for Women added there are others dealing with the same problem. NOW has planned a rally in support of another medical center offering abortions in Jamaica, Queens also struggling to find doctors and patients.
This clinic was apparently a very big, deadly fish. According to The Tablet:
This was the oldest and largest abortion clinic in New York City and for many years, in the United States, said Msgr. Reilly. I believe more than a quarter of a million unborn children lost their lives there.
That’s the best news I’ve heard today!
That is simply amazing. CoOngrats to Fr. Reilly and his congregation on this very important victory in the fight for life for unborn children.
Now if we can just get Catholics to vote against pro abortion candidates like Obama.
>>Monsignor Philip Reilly leader of the group the Helpers of Gods Precious Infants said he has gone to the center every week since it first opened to protest the abortions.<<
Rock on Msgr. Reilly - may God bless you & yours now, and forevermore...
Are we winning? I pray we are.
Great to see.
This one is. Again.
To put it in perspective, that is the same number of Jews who were put to death at the Sobibor death camp during WWII.
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The tide is turning. More Americans are identifying as Pro Life!
Very good news!
Good ole Bernard Nathanson’s clinic?
Okay, this is great news. Now here’s the rest of the story.
Did the protests really cause the shut-down, or is this an abortion clinic that is being shuttered so Obama can point to it and claim, “This is what you can expect from Romney.”
We’ve got to look at every angle right now.
If Obama wins the election, I don’t think that’s going to be a big victory for ‘life’.
The building should be demolished.
I certainly wouldn’t want to have surgery at a place of such great evil. How many other people feel the same way I do?
Some happy news!
“Did the protests really cause the shut-down, or is this an abortion clinic that is being shuttered so Obama can point to it and claim, This is what you can expect from Romney.
But do we really care? It’s one less clinic. I’m all for it. I’ve never believed that we were going to win or lose in the political sphere anyway.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I do think that the gop would act decisively to make abortion illegal. It’s just that they’d wait until about a month after the last clinic closed due to lack of business before doing so. Or are you really arguing that willard will act to change the status quo if elected?
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